Curtis Fry demonstrates how to tie a Silk Midge which has to be one of the most simple yet highly effective midge patterns ever. Popular on the San Juan River in New Mexico, the Silk Midge is nothing more than a hook and silk thread, literally. The key is in the silk, Pearsall’s Gossamer Silk to be exact. As Curtis points out there is something near magical about Pearsall’s silk that drives fish nutty and fools even the most finicky trout.
Hook: TMC 100, size 16 to 24
Body: Pearsall’s Gossamer Silk, Salmon Berry
Head: UTC Ultra Thread 70, Black
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